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Window shelves for my chillies


By Darren8

Window shelves for my chillies  (Capsicum frutescens (Chilli))

Put up shelves across South facing window to grow specialist chillies.

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What a good idea.

19 Oct, 2018


What will you do when they grow big?

19 Oct, 2018


Thanks Thorney, it hasn't guaranteed success but I'll take 80 per cent. It's stuff you can't buy in shops.
Nice mild chillies but not meant for our climate...

19 Oct, 2018


Hi Stera, there's 15 inches between each shelf. Chilli plants, & I admit these are more exotic than I've previously grown, once healthily established can be pruned.
I've already pinched tips on the taller ones & seen lower sideshoots develop.
But to be totally honest, I don't know. I'll try to train them to be bushy but at the moment I'm just trying to nurse them to a woody stage when I know they'll survive in the long term.
Ya live & learn?

19 Oct, 2018


👍 At last you ve finished they look shelves and plant at ast thy ve got a lot of light.

19 Oct, 2018


Hi Thrup, hope you're well? Finally finished!
Starting work on the worm farm next☺

20 Oct, 2018


No I ve got the flu lol. Glad you ve now finished what you set out to do. Great your starting on your worm farm they fascinate me.

20 Oct, 2018


How are the Chillies now Darren?

14 Apr, 2019


Bloody awful K... I just had one infestation after another until I started completely losing plants. I've been moving them outdoors in the day which is helping some but finishing off the weakest. There's still the odd sign of red spider mite though.
One has a chilli on but I'm pinching out all the flower buds so they can concentrate on growing stronger.
All the forecasts are agreeing that from midweek the temperatures are going to rise day & night here so once I've got the toms into their grow bags I'm going to de-pot them, rinse the roots & pot on into larger containers with fresh, gritty compost. It's been fairly frustrating & I don't have the time or space to keep trying to nurse them so it will be kill or cure from now. I guess the upside is that the strongest ones should provide seed fairly quickly

15 Apr, 2019

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